Acupressure Points for Insomnia


Acupressure can relieve insomnia and enhance sleep by massaging the pressure points. The following are the commonly used acupressure points to treat insomnia that you can do on your own. Instead of pressing with your fingers, you can also use acupressure stick.

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Fengchi (GB20)

Fengchi can be used to treat insomnia. It is located behind your earlobe, toward the top of your neck and the base of your skull. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

Wangu (GB12)

Wangu can help curing problems such as headache and insomnia. It is located in the zone at the anterior 1/3 of the skull. Use your thumb or forefinger and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with finger.

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Taichong (LR3)

Taichong can be used to reduce depression and insomnia. It is located on your foot about two finger widths above the place where the skin of your big toe and the next toe join. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. You may feel a little soreness. This procedure should have been repeated for the other foot.

Hegu (LI4)

Hegu can be used to relieve headaches and stress due to insomnia. It is located on the highest spot of the muscle when the thumb and forefinger are brought close together. Use your thumb and apply pressure or you can do circular motion with thumb. This procedure should have been repeated for the other hand. There is a device called Aculief. It applies constant pressure to the Hegu point.

Where to buy: Aculief

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